Days Update Monday, January 2, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ and Nicole wish each other a Happy New Year as they then kiss.

Johnny and Wendy watch the fireworks in the town square and wish each other a Happy New Year and then they kiss.

Li tries calling Gabi and screams in frustration when she doesn’t answer. Li leaves a message, asking her to call him back when she gets this and asks for a chance to explain everything because he loves her so much.

Stefan and Chloe continue kissing in bed until Gabi barges in to the room. Stefan questions what the hell she’s doing here and how she got in. Gabi guesses she was too late and explains that she showed the front desk that her ID says Gabi DiMera and that this is her husband’s room.

Brady questions Kristen saying that Rachel is gone. Kristen responds that she’s not in her bed and it’s after midnight, so she doesn’t know where she is. Kristen pulls out her phone and calls Eric but it goes to voicemail. Kristen argues that Eric was supposed to stay with Rachel until they got home. Brady thinks back to he and Eric’s plan. Brady tells Kristen that Eric is the most responsible guy he knows so there must be an explanation. Kristen shouts that their daughter is missing and Brady doesn’t even look upset, so she questions what is the matter with him.

Nicole tells EJ that she knows it’s traditional to kiss at midnight and asks if this was just a New Year’s kiss. EJ responds that it could mean whatever they want it to mean as they continue kissing.

Johnny and Wendy agree that their kiss was totally unexpected. Johnny talks about the act they came up with to make everyone think they were a couple so they wouldn’t guess what they were up to. Johnny says now it’s starting to feel like what they are really up to instead of an act. Wendy points out that it’s New Year’s Eve, so them kissing could just be going with the flow. Johnny responds that it felt pretty real to him. Wendy admits she felt the same.

Li has a drink in his hotel room. Li insists to himself that Gabi will call and give him a chance to explain. Li then sees a message from Dr. Rolf and declares that he has some explaining to do as he calls him back.

Chloe questions Gabi saying this was her husband’s room and tells her to go find Li and leave them alone. Gabi clarifies that Li is still in Salem and she wants no part of him. Stefan argues that she’s not making sense. Gabi informs him that at the wedding, she remembered that Dr. Rolf did brainwash Stefan and wiped out his feelings for her. Stefan calls that ridiculous since she told him herself that Dr. Rolf denied it and she believed it. Gabi explains that she remembered Dr. Rolf injected her with a drug that made her forget. Chloe questions how she remembers now. Gabi says as soon as she and Li were married, it call came back to her. Gabi argues that Stefan still loves her and if she can remember that, then so can he. Chloe questions why Gabi is doing this and what she gets out of it. Gabi says it’s the truth. Chloe argues that everyone in Salem knows that Dr. Rolf is devoted to the DiMeras, so she questions why he would brainwash Stefan. Gabi responds that it wasn’t his decision and somebody else forced him to do it. Stefan asks who would do such a thing to him. Gabi informs him that it was Li Shin.

Li questions Dr. Rolf as to how the hell he could do this to him. Li explains that he couldn’t answer his call before because he was getting married to the love of his life, but it doesn’t matter now because his shot wore off about five seconds after they were married and she’s on her way to Miami now to find Stefan. Li questions Dr. Rolf saying he’s sorry. Li guesses he’s not the genius that he thought he was. Li screams that Dr. Rolf has now ruined his life and hangs up.

Johnny and Wendy talk about it being late after midnight. Johnny asks if she wants to go to a walk. Wendy brings up her brother’s whole world blowing up tonight. Johnny points out that she warned him that would happen. Wendy admits she feels so bad for Li and it kind of makes it hard for her to focus on how happy she is with Johnny. Wendy worries that Li might lose his job at DiMera and could even go to prison. Johnny gets that she wants to be there for her brother. Wendy asks if she will see him tomorrow. Johnny says chances are excellent and promises to ask her on a real date which Wendy says she would like very much. They wish each other a Happy New Year as Wendy then walks away.

Brady suggests to Kristen that Eric probably took Rachel to see fireworks. Kristen complains about Eric not answering his phone. Eric then comes out of the kitchen and says sorry as he turned his phone off. Kristen questions him as to where Rachel is. Eric responds that he tucked her in bed around 11. Kristen argues that she’s not in her room. Eric calls that impossible as he just checked on her ten minutes ago. Kristen says she’s not there now and questions what happened to her baby girl.

EJ and Nicole go to the bedroom and continue kissing. They begin to undress and kiss on to the bed.

Brady says he thinks he knows what’s going on and suggests Rachel must have been sleepwalking in to one of the other bedrooms. Kristen warns that she better be or Eric’s in big trouble. Kristen goes looking for Rachel while Brady asks Eric what he’s doing and where his kid is.

Rachel is at Sloan’s apartment and they are having ice cream together. Rachel thanks Sloan for letting her stay up past midnight and calls her the best girlfriend that Eric has ever had.

EJ and Nicole kiss in bed until Nicole stops and points out they have been here before. EJ responds that they keep coming back because there’s an undeniable attraction between them. Nicole says that doesn’t mean they should give in to it. EJ questions why not. Nicole feels it’s a distraction for not having what they really want. Nicole brings up the last time, how she was trying to get over Rafe and he was trying to get over Sami. EJ points out that they did both of those things so EJ thinks they should celebrate. Nicole stops him and says for her, it’s just the same tactic but a different guy. EJ reminds her that Eric has moved on. Nicole disagrees. EJ suggests that Eric is probably making passionate love to Sloan Peterson.

Brady questions Eric leaving Rachel with Sloan and asks if he’s nuts. Eric assures that Rachel is fine and that she and Sloan hit it off immediately. Brady argues that he didn’t tell him that he was bringing Sloan in to this and questions how he knows he can trust her. Eric reminds him that she is his lawyer but Brady argues that doesn’t mean a thing since she aided him in a crime.

Stefan and Chloe get up and get dressed. Stefan questions Gabi as to why she thinks Li would do this to him. Gabi explains that Li found out that Dr. Rolf was keeping him alive. Chloe asks how he found out. Gabi says all she knows is that Li thought it would be good leverage for the business, but then he fell for her and things got complicated for him. Stefan can’t believe this and says he doesn’t know Li that well, but he cannot believe that he would go this far. Gabi argues that Li changed when he met her and was scared of Stefan making her forget all about him, so he wanted to make sure that didn’t happen by pulling the plug on the machines that were keeping him alive.

Wendy goes to Li’s room. Li questions what she’s doing there as she said he was on his own. Wendy thought he might not want to be alone right now. Li brings up that she said she and Johnny drove Gabi to the airport, so he thought maybe she didn’t get on the plane. Wendy doesn’t think there was any chance of that since Gabi was totally determined to get to Stefan.

Chloe questions Gabi saying that Li tried to murder Stefan. Gabi confirms that Rafe arrested Li tonight for it and drove him straight to police headquarters. Gabi declares that it turns out that she doesn’t know the man she married at all. Stefan says he’s sorry about that but questions what she expects him to do about it. Gabi expects him to go find Dr. Rolf and help her undo what he did to him. Stefan tells her to forget it as he’s not going anywhere with her. Stefan declares that he’s staying right here with Chloe.

Eric tells Brady that what’s important is that Rachel is happy and he knows where she is. Brady remains unsure about Sloan. Kristen runs back in and shouts that Rachel isn’t there and she’s been looking everywhere. Kristen questions why Brady isn’t looking for her. Brady claims he’s about to. Kristen declares that she’s calling the cops.

Nicole argues that Eric is just using Sloan to get over her, but that doesn’t mean she should use EJ to get over Eric. EJ jokes that he’s at her disposable. Nicole admits that she would love nothing more than to get lost in the bed, but it wouldn’t hurt to try to restrain for once in her life. Nicole admits she’s not close to being over Eric and she’s not even divorced from Rafe yet. EJ supposes he understands. Nicole announces one of her top New Year’s resolutions is to stop making decisions that she’s going to regret. EJ hopes that if she resorts back to instinct, that he will be there. EJ kisses her and gets out of the bed. EJ adds that he assumes Nicole will keep to herself that he knew what Li did to Stefan. Nicole confirms he’s right so EJ thanks her. They say goodnight to each other as EJ then exits the room.

Li tells Wendy that he knows he’s made a total mess of things. Wendy acknowledges that he’s always ruthless when going after what he wants. Li says he learned from their father, not that he’s to blame for what he has done. Li declares he has no more secrets left to keep. Wendy then asks if he really tried to kill Stefan.

Gabi asks if Stefan didn’t hear a word she just said. Stefan says none of it matters to him. Gabi argues that the part of his brain that loves her was wiped out and questions him being okay with that. Stefan tells her that he and Chloe were in the middle of something important. Gabi questions if he’d rather have sex than find out what happened to him. Stefan declares that he and Chloe just made love for the first time and that is a very big deal to him. Gabi argues that it only happened because Stefan is not in his right mind and doesn’t remember the part of his brain that still loves her.

Brady reminds Kristen that she’s not on good terms with the police right now. Kristen doesn’t care since their baby is missing and questions Brady being so blaise about it. Brady argues that Eric was here so there’s no way someone could have broken in. Kristen asks what if Rachel woke up and wanted to see New Year’s Eve so she sleepwalked out the door. Kristen starts to call the police, but she gets a text from an unknown number, saying that Rachel is fine and will stay fine, unless she calls the police. Brady asks her what happened. Kristen screams at Eric that she could kill him and she trusted him while Brady holds her back. Kristen screams that someone took Rachel and breaks down crying while Eric says the doors were locked, so he doesn’t understand.

Sloan and Rachel continue watching TV.

Eric declares he’s going to find Rachel and get her back. Brady says he’s going with him. Kristen says she is too. Brady says she should stay here but Kristen argues that she can’t while some monster has her daughter. When Kristen turns her back, Eric secretly texts her phone, telling her to stay home and wait for further instructions and to comply with them or she’ll never see Rachel again. Kristen shows Brady the message. Brady says they need to do what they want, so he needs her to stay there. Kristen guesses she has no choice. Brady declares they are going to find her and bring her home safely. Brady and Eric then exit together. Brady tells Eric that he hates this. Eric admits he doesn’t like it either, but he prefers it to watching Marlena get sick in the hospital and die this time. Brady knows what Kristen is capable of. Eric asks Brady what Kristen got arrested for earlier. Brady explains that they found out Kristen and Li Shin had Dr. Rolf brainwash Stefan in to wanting Chloe and hating Gabi. Eric can’t believe it. Brady states that Kristen wanted Chloe out of his life, so she found a way to make it happen. Eric points out that everyone at the wedding knows so Kristen could go back to prison. Brady admits he doesn’t know what she’s going to do next. Eric decides he’s going to check on Rachel to make sure she’s alright. Brady says he should, because he doesn’t like the fact that Rachel is with Sloan right now. Eric instructs Brady to go back in and keep an eye on Kristen. Brady questions what to tell her as far as why he came back so soon. Eric suggests telling her something about being a united front and play guilty or desperate. Brady decides he’ll go down to the garage with Eric and come right back. Eric reminds Brady that he has to convince Kristen that this is real. Brady vows to do whatever he has to do, because he wants that bitch out of their lives.

EJ goes to the living room and pours a drink. Johnny comes in. EJ says he was just about to have a toast with Stefano’s ghost, but Johnny is much better company. EJ pours Johnny a drink and they wish each other a Happy New Year. EJ asks Johnny if he got Gabi to the airport on time. Johnny confirms that she barely made her flight, but she’s probably in Miami now and could be with Stefan, telling him everything. EJ is more concerned with what Li is telling the police and hopes him being upset over Gabi doesn’t cause him to spill his guts. Johnny tells EJ that he’s in luck because the police had to let Li and Kristen go, so the only person with Li now is Wendy.

Li explains to Wendy that he went to Dr. Rolf’s lab to get a look at the love of Gabi’s life and he was just lying there, helpless, having been dead for four years. Li admits he wanted Stefan to stay that way because he was so in love with Gabi and he knew if Stefan came back, he’d lose her to him. Li reveals that then he saw the plug to the machine that was technically keeping him alive and that was all that stood in between of him and what he wanted more than anything. Li asks if Wendy thinks he’s a monster now.

Gabi tells Chloe that anything she thinks is real between she and Stefan isn’t because he was programmed to be repulsed by her and attracted to Chloe. Stefan tells Chloe not to listen to Gabi. Gabi brings up Chloe still being on the rebound from Brady and suggests she get dressed and leave. Stefan declares that the only one leaving is Gabi because he and Chloe came here to spend New Year’s Eve alone together, so that’s exactly what they are going to do. Gabi shouts that it won’t happen now because they both know the truth as Stefan rushes her out the door.

Brady returns home, Kristen asks if he found something out. Brady says that Eric is out there looking while he decided to spend with her in case there’s a ransom call. Brady says he was worried about her and doesn’t think she should be alone right now. Kristen thanks him and says she never expected anything like this to happen. Brady says he didn’t either. Kristen asks who would take their baby girl.

Eric goes to Sloan’s apartment and sees that Sloan has put Rachel to sleep. Sloan complains to Eric that she had to spend her New Year’s watching cartoons. Sloan thought she and Eric were going to ring in the New Year together but instead she spent it emergency babysitting. Sloan declares that at least it’s over. Eric reveals it actually wasn’t a babysitting emergency as there’s something he didn’t tell her.

Gabi continues pounding on the door and says she’s refusing to go anywhere. Stefan tells Chloe that if Gabi doesn’t stop, he will call the front desk and have them send security. Stefan asks where they were. Gabi continues knocking on the door until she stops to listen to her voicemail from Li. Stefan tells Chloe that they can order more room service. Chloe goes over what just happened with Gabi and that Dr. Rolf brainwashed him. Stefan wants to forget Gabi was even there. Chloe questions him not being curious about what happened to him. Stefan says he’s heard so many versions of what happened that he doesn’t care anymore. Stefan suggests Gabi just married Li and realized what a terrible mistake she made. Chloe points out that Gabi seemed pretty sure about him. Stefan assures that he doesn’t care how Gabi feels about him as he can’t stand the sight of her. Stefan tells Chloe that they just made love for the first time and that is what is important to him tonight. Stefan knows she is the one he wants to be with, so he’s praying she feels the same way.

Li asks Wendy again if she thinks he’s a monster. Wendy points out that Stefan is still alive, so she’s hoping that means he plugged him back in. Li explains that the alarm went off right when Kristen got there, so she plugged him back in. Wendy questions if Li would’ve let Stefan die. Li admits he doesn’t know and now he’s glad that Kristen showed up. Li thinks he temporarily lost his mind. Wendy asks if that’s what his lawyer is going to tell the cops. Li admits he’s not the nicest guy, but says he’s no killer. Wendy asks what happens now. Li says that the police commissioner is Gabi’s brother, so he’s out to get him. Li adds that if Rafe finds out that Johnny and Wendy knew about all of this, Rafe will want them to corroborate Gabi’s story. Wendy says it sounds like Li is asking her to lie for him and she doesn’t know if she can do that. Li then gets a phone call from Gabi. Li thanks her for calling him back. Gabi hoped he wouldn’t answer because he would have been locked up. Li explains that Rafe let he and Kristen go because he doesn’t have any proof that he did anything wrong. Gabi argues that she knows what he did and she hates him for it. Gabi promises to make him pay if it’s the last thing she does.

Stefan asks Chloe how he can convince her that he got over Gabi on his own. Chloe doesn’t know but admits she will have to be convinced. Stefan says he will do just that. Chloe brings up that Stefan said before that he would get his own room, so now she thinks that’s a good idea. Stefan says if that’s what she wants, that’s what he will do.

Gabi tells Li that before she hangs up on him forever, she’s in Miami and she talked to Stefan. Li asks if Stefan remembers how he felt about her. Gabi says not yet, but he will come around. Gabi tells Li that all his tricks and efforts were for nothing because Stefan will love her again. Gabi then hangs up.

Kristen cries to Brady that she doesn’t want to go on living if they don’t find Rachel. Brady assures that they will get her back and that she’s fine. Kristen questions how he knows that. Brady says he just knows. Kristen asks him to keep telling her that. Brady hugs her as she cries.

Sloan questions Eric about having her help him kidnap Kristen DiMera’s daughter. Eric explains that it was his only option since Kristen is holding his mother’s life in her hands and the only vulnerable spot in her life is Rachel. Eric hopes Kristen won’t take long to give in. Sloan senses that Eric is enjoying this. Eric informs her that Kristen ruined his life years ago and if he told her some of the things she’s done to people he cares about, she wouldn’t believe him. Eric admits he doesn’t care if Kristen suffers for one moment, especially if he makes her do the right thing.

Nicole starts to text Eric a Happy New Year wish but erases it and decides not to.

Johnny tells EJ that as far as he knows, Li kept him out of this. EJ worries that Rafe won’t let it go and will come sniffing around eventually. Johnny assures that he won’t tell Rafe or Stefan anything. EJ says he appreciates that since he knows how much he and Wendy didn’t like keeping this secret. Johnny admits they are both glad that’s over. EJ asks what is going on between Johnny and Wendy. Johnny calls that none of his business. EJ guesses that means there is something. Johnny says they will see what happens in the new year. Johnny asks about EJ and Nicole. EJ responds that they’ll see what happens in the new year.

Li tells Wendy that she can take off because he wouldn’t want her to hang around with a guy who has ruined everything for himself. Wendy says at least he sees that now, so that’s something. Li declares that he has nothing left. Wendy asks about her. Wendy tells him that he’s her big brother and he drives her crazy, but they are family, so no matter what he does, she will always love him. Wendy hugs Li.

Stefan packs his bag and asks Chloe if she’s sure about this. Chloe responds that after tonight, she’s not sure about anything except that she did have a really nice New Year’s Eve with him, so she thanks him. Stefan calls it the best night he can remember having in a long time. Stefan kisses Chloe goodbye and then exits the room. Gabi remains in the hall and sees Stefan come out of the room, so she excitedly says thank God that he believes her and she can’t wait to see the look on Dr. Rolf’s face, but Stefan tells her to get the hell out of his way and walks off. Gabi tells herself that it will happen and it’s just going to take some time.

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